News & Events

Italian Government Scholarships Help AP Students

Date 03.28.2017

AP Italian students from Sue Cleveland High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, thank Fondazione Italia and the Italian government for providing them with scholarships to help pay for the cost of taking the Italian AP exam in May.

We are proud to be able to support Italian language students and teachers! In bocca al lupo!


ART: The Art of Dick Marconi at IAMLA

Date 03.20.2017


Write for L’Italo-Americano! A National Bilingual Newspaper Serving the Italian-American Community

Date 03.18.2017

If you are you are passionate about writing and Italian language and culture then don’t miss out on this great opportunity to collaborate with L’Italo-Americano!

L’Italo-Americano is a weekly publication serving the Italian-American community throughout the United States. Established in 1908, L’Italo-Americano is the oldest Italian-American newspaper in the US with a mission to promote and preserve Italian culture and heritage by reporting in both Italian and English on subjects such as arts and culture, literature, education, history, business, sciences, sports, lifestyle to name a few.

$50 an article. More Information.

If you are interested in finding out more, please EMAIL resume and a brief explanation of how you would like to contribute to the newspaper.

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FILM: “Si Accettano Miracoli” at Bowers Museum – March 19

Date 03.15.2017

CINEMA ITALIA offered by the Italian Cultural Arts Council presents “Si Accettano Miracoli, an Italian comedy film directed by Alessandro Siani on Sunday, March 19 at Bowers Museum. Arrive early at Bowers Museum and visit the newly remodeled Tangata Restaurant for an amazing Sunday brunch or cocktail/appetizer prior to the movie. In Italian with English subtitles.

Showtime: 2:00 pm
Kershaw Auditorium (north building)

Admission fee for non-members is $12
$5 for Students (no need to RSVP)
Members are free 

Tickets can be purchased onsite.

Parking Notice! The north and south lots cost $6. Disabled parking is free. There is free parking in a public lot on Main Street (a short walk across from North Lot with easy access back to museum by traffic signal) Street parking is free.

Fondazione Italia’s Spring Session of Italian Language Classes Start Next Week!

Date 03.12.2017

Fondazione Italia’s spring session of traditional group classes for kid and adults in Burbank and Hermosa Beach are starting soon! 8-week spring 2017 session starts March 17 & 18.

NEW CLASS! Hermosa Beach offering “Parliamo 101!” for adult beginners. Jump start your Italian with this crash course of high frequency conversation starters.  You’ll feel empowered and successful from day 1. If learning a second language has been a challenge for you, this class will break through those barriers. Discover your hidden talent for speaking Italian!

Visit our locations to find out schedule, course offerings and pricing information or to enroll.

Zucchero in Concert at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills – March 17

Date 03.10.2017

Italian musician, Zucchero, will be in concert at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Friday, March 17.

Show starts at 9:00 pm.

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Italian Author Giuseppe Conte at Chapman University – March 13

Date 03.09.2017

Chapman University hosts Italian author, Giuseppe Conte on March 13 during the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing 20th Annual Literary Arts Reading Series! The Center promotes and advances the discipline of creative writing, and offers the public an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for the written word and those who write it.

All readings will take place in Beckman Hall 404 at 5:00 pm.

Don’t miss this chance to connect to Italian heritage through these Masters of the written word.


Festa della Donna – March 8

Date 03.08.2017

Every year, women of all ages in Italy have this special day dedicated to them with celebratory dinners or they just get together with other female friends. Known globally as International Women’s Day, in Italy the festival has some wonderful traditions.  The official Italian symbol is the yellow mimosa flower which men give to the special women in their lives.  Italian feminists chose the mimosa as a symbol of the holiday in 1946, soon after the end of  World War II.  It was chosen for its bright, cheerful color and fragrant scent, plus it is in bloom in March and is relatively inexpensive.  Men and women express best wishes – AUGURI! to any woman they encounter.


EVENT: Mysterious Venetian Masks at the IIC – March 9

Date 03.07.2017

On the occasion of the Carnival festivities, a special event featuring an exhibition of artisan Venetian masks and concepts designed by art director, Luca Nemolato, for the upcoming film, “The Plague Doctor”, a psychological thriller inspired by the namesake historical figure and the story of a haunted island in the Venetian Lagoon.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:30 PM
Italian Cultural Institute
1023 Hilgard Avenue – Los Angeles, CA 90024
The film’s directo, Emanuele Mengotti, will be in attendance to talk about his inspiration for this project after a trailer of the feature is screened.
Mask maker Davide Belloni, from Ca’ Macana, one of the few workshops in Venice that continues to create masks using antique methods, will also give a brief presentation in English on the Venetian tradition of mask wearing and making.
RSVP is mandatory

Savor Italy Roadshow Food & Wine Event – March 8

Date 03.07.2017

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West presents Savor Italy roadshow Los Angeles, an all-Italian food and wine event featuring a grand tasting and educational seminars. Savor Italy roadshow offers foodies and wine connoisseurs and lovers alike a peek into Italy’s unparalleled food and wine culture. Savor, discover and learn about authentic Italian food and wines from an array of selected premium boutique producers hailing directly from Italy!

Eucational opportunities are also provided through two seminars and guided tastings:

Wine – “Lugana: the aristocratic lake Garda white” – 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm

Food – “Extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar, Modena’s liquid gold” – 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm

Please note: seminar space is limited. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Don’t miss this extraordinary walk-around tasting featuring some of Italy’s best and most authentic wines and culinary productions.

Fondazione Italia friends receive $15 discount with ITALIA discount code!